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The Book of Hiram (The Hiram Key #4)

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This is the extraordinary story of Knight and Lomas's fourteen-year quest to uncover the secret teachings buried beneath Roslin Chapel near Edinburgh. Their quest ends with startling revelations about early human history - the origins of Christianity, of Freemansonry, and of science. They show that all were charged with a belief in a secret cosmic code linking, for ...more
Paperback, 690 pages
Published 2004 by Arrow (first published 2003)
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Michael
May 13, 2010 Michael rated it liked it
More of the same as in the Hiram Key, but in this one I felt the authors were trying too hard....riding a tired horse....mgc
Chuck Springer
Feb 07, 2015 Chuck Springer rated it liked it
I've been impressed with the other books in this series and had set high hopes. This is really two books in one. The first followed their typical approach by positing an alternative (speculative) versions of history, then drawing on a variety of resources to strengthen their conclusion. Ultimately, it is up to the reader to make their own decisions. The second book, "The Masonic Testament", was much more interesting and outlined masonic myths and history into one sections.
Christian Hurst
Jul 27, 2007 Christian Hurst rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i love this book- but then again, i am a nut for all things mysterious and esoteric... i especially love the "book of hiram" in the last half of this book. it's a collection/compilation of all the freemason texts the authors could find.

i actually love this entire series, especially how they piece together a new picture of history. i think it allows the reader to open their mind up to different and new possibilities.

Charles
Jan 16, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it
This book links disparate sources into an interesting and reasonable revision of history that has significant implications for world culture, especially in the context of the current influence of middle-eastern theologies.
Important Disclosure:
I am a fan of all manner of esoterica and theological intrigue.
Anna
Jun 13, 2008 Anna added it
Recommends it for: people who like history, alternate history, and cospiracy theory
If you like conspiracy, an alternate view of history, Christianity, Judaism, and Jesus, this book is for you. Well researched and well written. This is the second book I read from the authors and haven't been dissapointed yet. Although, I must admit Hiram was much easier to read and understand than Holy Blood Holy Grail. Their writing skills have much improved since the 1970s.
Sujith Philip
Two Freemasons try to get to the root of the their secretive club's mumbo-jumbo, they dug so much that they fell down 'a rabbit hole' - well the book kinda sounded like that.
I generally like the authors' researches - this is a bit thicker book mostly concentrating on the origins of Masonry. Very Informative and very Satanic I say :)
Paul
Mar 30, 2013 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although some interesting pieces of information are revealed during the book, the overall argument doesn't hold together well. One senses that the authors themselves even feel disappointed by what conclusions they reach at the end, and appear to clutch desparately at straws to find some hidden scientific truths in astrology to try and salvage something meaningful.
Wes
Jun 11, 2009 Wes rated it liked it
Shelves: world-hisotry
Also a book that derived from my interest in secret societies. This breaks down the complet history of masons, etc. But from the stand-point of members. Good history, great secrets...good read.
May FLower
Jul 08, 2011 May FLower rated it really liked it
Interesting, in-depth investigation into the symbolic history of the Masons, and how it intersects with Christian traditions and pre-Christian star-worship.
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Christopher Knight, born in 1950, has worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations. He joined the Freemasons in 1976 and grew interested in studying their rituals and history, which led to Knight writing the bestselling The Hiram Key. He has continued his study of rituals through time.

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